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QUINCY — Peapod, a leading online grocery service, announces its “Holiday Turkey Bowling – Strike Out Hunger” initiative to continue its support of local communities. When visiting Peapod.com, customers will have the chance to choose their own turkey to be bowled for charity down a virtual bowling alley. For every turkey bowled, Peapod will donate $1 (up to $15,000) to local food banks in its delivery areas. Peapod expects to donate over $62,000 in 2012 to fight hunger in its delivery areas, including Connecticut, Washington D.C., Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Most recently, Peapod’s “Facebook Fall Fan Food Drive” donated $1 for every new “like” the Peapod Facebook page received. At the same time, the online grocer let shoppers participate in a virtual food drive on Peapod.com to donate groceries to food pantries in the regions it serves for a grand total of $12,500 in food and financial donations.
Peapod will continue to donate to food banks throughout 2012, especially during the holidays. For more information, visit peapod.com or Facebook.com/PeapodDelivers.
LAWRENCE — Episcopal City Mission’s Burgess Urban Fund recently presented their 2012 grantee awards to 21 grassroots community organizations. The total funds distributed in 2012 is up 17 percent over last year and the minimum grant also increased from $5,000 to $10,000. Merrimack Valley Project received a $10,000 grant and the YWCA of Lawrence received a $10,000 grant.
WINCHESTER — Winchester Hospital has recognized Amy Pellerin, RN of Haverhill as its most recent recipient of the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses after a patient’s granddaughter nominated her for being so “attentive, gentle and concerned” to her grandmother. The DAISY Award, presented in collaboration with the American Organization of Nurse Executives, is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the exceptional efforts that nurses make each day.